The Minnesota Owls will begin their fourth season playing at the Isanti County Area David C. Johnson Civic Arena with an event-filled weekend Sept. 17-18. The Owls are one of eight teams playing in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League this season.
For opening weekend, the Owls will go up against a new team in the MNJHL, the Dells Ducks, based out of the Wisconsin Dells. The Owls will be aiming to improve on their 4th-place finish in the league last winter.
Kicking off the 2011-12 season is a tailgate party from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday before the game. Free hot dogs & drinks, player autographs and live local band Cloud 10 will be draws. The game against the Ducks then begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s game will be a 2 p.m. matinee.
The Minnesota Owls offically get the season underway Friday, Sept. 16 at the Maple Grove Energy (7:05 p.m.).
2011-12 Minnesota Owls Roster
Jess “Bubba” Engquist - Richmond, MN
Danny Pelzer - Princeton, MN
Kyle Johnson - St. Louis Park, MN
Robert Erickson - Coon Rapids, MN
Dallas Tucker - Littleton, CO
Josh Messick - Dallas, TX
Austin Campbell - Spokane, WA
Matt Strang - Madison, WI
Shawn McElroy - Richland, WA
Jacob Melwitz- Thief River Falls, MN
Kyler Ackewance - Sioux Lookout, ON
James Pyle - Princeton, MN
Tanner Vinson - Logan, UT
Caleb Doherty - Cumberland, RI
Kolton Kahoot - Ear Falls, ON
Brad Jerzewski - Madison, WI
Jerid Adamson - Isanti, MN
Sheldon Kihle - Williston, ND
Taylor Bargar - Torrence, CA
Tim Nakae - Torrence, CA
Josh Neundorf- Neenah, WI
Blake Jorenby – Madison, WI